Flash support added to native Firefox for Android

Despite Adobe’s announcement a few days ago that it is dropping Flash development on mobile platforms, Mozilla has announced that Flash is now a supported plugin in forthcoming native Firefox for Android.

A month ago, Mozilla announced that it would drop XUL as the language of choice to build Firefox user interface on Android, and will go with Android’s native widgets instead, as a way to improve memory usage and responsiveness.

As part of this same project, Flash support is now available in recent nightlies, which you can boldly test here.

2 thoughts on “Flash support added to native Firefox for Android”

  1. Interesting, I wasn’t expecting that in light of the recent announcement by Adobe. I suppose it makes since, I guess.

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